Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology

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Nine TN Colleges of Applied Technology win SkillsUSA Chapters of Excellence designation; Advisor of the Year named

Rob Alford, TN SkillsUSA Postsecondary Advisor of the Year

Tennessee SkillsUSA today announced its college Chapters of Excellence for 2020 at nine Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology and the Advisor of the Year.

The five Gold Award Chapters of Excellence winners are the Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology at Pulaski, Paris, Chattanooga, Memphis and Knoxville (ranked by order of their scores in the competition).

The four Silver Award Chapters of Excellence are TCATs Hohenwald, Dickson, Harriman and Hartsville.

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TN community & technical colleges help protect health professionals

TCAT Elizabethton's Tyler Hankes works with 3D printer in computer lab

Tennessee’s community and technical colleges are playing a major role in a crash project by the state’s public higher education system to manufacture face shields to help protect Tennessee health professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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National Signing Day for high school students pursuing career & technical educations

High school students at Signing Day at TCAT Nashville's Portland Campus

Across Tennessee today, proud parents and school administrators cheered on hundreds of high school students who signed on to pursuing career and technical educations at Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology.

It was National CTE Letter of Intent Signing Day across the state and nation – an event modeled after the NCAA’s National Signing Day for high school athletes. National CTE (Career & Technical Education) Signing Day honors students choosing to enroll in technical colleges to further their educations.

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Board of Regents approves 12 new training programs at Colleges of Applied Technology in its quarterly meeting

TN Board of Regents December 2019 meeting

The Tennessee Board of Regents today approved 12 new training programs at nine Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology across the state, and expanded learning-support programs for students of the TCATs.

In other action during the board’s quarterly meeting, Regents received a report on various measures of student success, including dual enrollment of high school students taking college courses and earning college credits.

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Gov. Lee tours TCATs Hartsville & Livingston to review career & technical education

Gov. Lee visits with students in TCAT Hartsville's Industrial Maintenance/Mechatronics class

Gov. Bill Lee toured the Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology at Hartsville and Livingston Wednesday to review career and technical education with students, faculty and staff.

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AT&T donates $81,000 to TN Colleges of Applied Technology to support improved student training in Information Technology

AT&T Tennessee President Joelle Phillips presents donation to Chancellor Flora W. Tydings

For the second consecutive year, AT&T has donated $81,000 to the Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology to enhance student training programs in Computer Information Technology, which will help address critical workforce development needs throughout Tennessee.

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Tennessee students rack up medals at SkillsUSA national competition

Tennessee students rack up awards at SkillsUSA 2018 championship

A total of 41 students from 11 College System of Tennessee campuses won medals at the 2018 SkillsUSA National Championship, demonstrating their knowledge and expertise across an array of career and technical skills.

Gold medal winners from the 2018 Tennessee postsecondary SkillsUSA competition, held in March in Chattanooga, traveled with their advisors to Louisville, Ky., last month for the national competition.  The SkillsUSA National Championship is an annual event showcasing the best career and technical education students in the nation.  

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High school seniors sign Letters of Intent to attend Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology, on National Career & Technical Education Signing Day

Students at Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Murfreesboro's Smyrna campus

Nearly 2,000 high school students across Tennessee took their seats Thursday at tables festooned with school colors to sign their college letters of intent. Parents, siblings and other relatives, school officials, and business and civic leaders watched and applauded. It was a scene replayed at most of the 27 Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology for National Career and Technical Education Letter of Intent Signing Day on Feb. 16.  Modeled after the NCAA’s National Signing Day for high school athletes signing letters of intent to play college sports, CTE Letter of Intent Signing Day honors students choosing to enroll in technical colleges to further their educations.

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Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology and Community Colleges aid relief efforts after wildfires, tornados, severe storms of Nov. 28-30

TCAT students and staff

After the wildfires struck the Gatlinburg area and tornadoes struck elsewhere last month, staff and students at several Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology and Tennessee's community colleges from across the state swung into action to help with relief efforts. That work culminated Dec. 6 when a tractor-trailer rig from TCAT-Knoxville’s truck driving program pulled into a Red Cross donation center in Sevier County and unloaded 28,541 personal and household items for residents displaced by the fires.

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TBR Approves New TCAT Directors

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The Tennessee Board of Regents approved the selection of Jerry Young as the new director for the Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Crossville and Arrita Summers as the new leader for the TCAT - Dickson.

The Board convened a special called meeting at 1 p.m. CST Nov. 25 to act upon a recommendation to approve the two new college directors. 

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